Two dynamic ensembles ignite City Hall Plaza in August with African and Latin-influenced music
SEATTLE — Two bands will bring music with African and Latin influences to City Hall in August: De Cajón Project on Aug. 8and Cordaviva on Aug. 15. Both concerts are free and all-ages and will take place 12 to 1:30 p.m., on City Hall’s outdoor plaza, 600 Fourth Ave. Seattle Presents features eight consecutive weeks of free concerts on Thursdays, July through August, at City Hall. See the full summer line-up below.
On Aug. 8, De Cajón Project will bring music and movement rooted in the African and Andean traditions of Peru and driven by the rhythms of the cajón (Peruvian box drum). The musicians, dancers and performers of this Seattle-based organization are cultural ambassadors, educators, and amazing artists.
On Aug. 15, Cordaviva brings a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. The band’s upbeat, original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk and various Latin styles. Bright horns complement sublime vocal harmonies sung in various languages, soulful guitars and relentlessly driving percussion.
In case of rain, concerts will move inside City Hall lobby and conclude at 1 p.m. Check www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents for the latest updates and summer concert calendar, or call (206) 684-7171. Seattle Presents concerts are presented by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Metropolitan Improvement District and Triamp Group.
Additional Upcoming Concerts
August 22: Brothers from Another
August 29: La Luz
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